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Old 27-04-2010, 12:58   #166
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Plenty of other official organisations that charge a fee that are not helpful.
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Old 09-05-2010, 16:48   #167
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I have been dealing with AMSA in relation to registration. They have been very helpful and patient. I could not say a bad word about them.
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Did you bring your Mahe out here by ship or on her own bottom? If the latter, can you confirm the calculation basis used for each of Duty and GST...and in particular whether the vessel's value for GST purposes (or Duty, although that seems unlikely from what everyone says in this Forum) was depreciated somewhat -- We're told it should be ~15% -- for the crossing?
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Old 09-05-2010, 17:37   #168
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So its too expensive to import? Then what's on offer...

This one is A$275K, but its 1984 built!

http://www.boatbrokersqld.com.au/det...&Order=&Page=1

Thats 22 years old.

Anybody even heard of a Stratos?
Seem to remember that Robin Chamberlin - Designer - & OSTAC
(Ocean Sailing Trimarans And Catamarans) of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, built a series of multihulls named after Cloud formations.
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Old 09-05-2010, 23:48   #169
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, built a series of multihulls named after Cloud formations.
Storm Cloud; Cyclone; Hurricane; and BIG black one.
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Storm Cloud; Cyclone; Hurricane; and BIG black one.
Nimbus and Stratus - A good thing Mark, that your Astrologist decided that Meteorology would interfere with Cruising.
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Nimbus and Stratus - A good thing Mark, that your Astrologist decided that Meteorology would interfere with Cruising.
I prefer "Little puffy white ones"

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australian buying a boat in the usa

hi all, i am interested in buying a boat in the states and then sailing around the world for a few years, before returning to australia.
how do i get the boat registered under australian flag while in the states?
would i have to pay any gst if the boat doesnt enter OZ waters for another few years? couldn't after 12 or so months the boat be considered as personal affect and no longer subject to any gst??

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Old 18-05-2010, 18:39   #173
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I don't think you have to pay the GST untill you enter Australia.
If you have owned and used the boat for over a year you may be able to apply for an exemption on duty but not sure about GST. ofcourse there will be no duty on the boat if was built in USA.

Very interested in the rego outside Australia as I'm planning to do that also.
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Who's going to Sanctuary Cove Boat show this weekend?
I've never been but as it looks like the only show with plenty of cats so I'm flying up tonight.
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registering foreign vessel under OZ flag

hi all,
made a few enquiries and found out that i can register any boat i buy under the OZ flag after i have completed a list of needed paperwork which is here on this link. this is for victoria specifically, but am sure other states have similar.
Guide to registering a ship
Also noticed that pleasure craft in NT and ACT don't need to be registered.
if you dont want to wait to register in OZ and wait, there are options to register in the British Virgin Is or Cook Is. not too sure what the fees are for this though.

after calling the help line, we were told that it can take up to 3-4 weeks, so when we are in the states, we might have to hang around before we can start our journey. Accommodation in an apartment will cost us around $700us per month ( most include free laundry and internet).

will post more as it comes to hand.
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i can register any boat i buy under the OZ flag after i have completed a list of needed paperwork which is here on this link. this is for victoria specifically,
Thats Australian Registration which you require. State registration you do not require till back in Australia, and then after 3 months.
Australian Rego is $799 plus we paid US$500 in Fedex costs all up.

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if you dont want to wait to register in OZ and wait, there are options to register in the British Virgin Is or Cook Is. not too sure what the fees are for this though.
No, you want Australian Registration.

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we were told that it can take up to 3-4 weeks, apartment will cost us around $700us per month .
Buying paperwork and Registration took us over 3 months. Our land based accomodation was US$60 per night in the Caribbean. USA mainland would be cheaper but I think we were paying US$35 per night there is a doss house straight out of one of those crappy B Grade movies!

If you can do it better/cheaper/faster go for it


The registration guide seems very complicated. READ and re read every section ultra carefully. It isn't so difficult, just time consuming. For example, Marking. You don't need to burn holes in the fiberglass. We had a sign writer chemically etch a bit of aluminum with the information and screwed it into a spare space on the nav station. Then put epoxy over the screw heads so it's difficult to unscrew them. Voila, permanent marking. The lettering was far smaller than whats 'required'.



I have written heaps on regestering... it on this forum somewhere so the google custom search button may help too
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I'll be at Sanctuary Cove tomorrow. I'll be easily recognised as the remarkably "well preserved" gentleman looking at 40 ft cruising cats whilst shaking his head in disbelief at the price tags! My wife is the accompanying well groomed lady tightly clutching the handbag containing the checkbook. LOL
Perhaps we'll start another thread after the event.

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OK, just about to go to the airport, might see you tomorrow.
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Bringing from UK

I'm exploring purchasing a yacht in the UK and bringing back to Sydney, so information in this thread has been invaluable thank you. It's a tad more involved than I expected.

So let me see if I've got this correct:

1. It's highly advisable to get Australian registration before leaving the UK
2. This registration may take as long as a month?

That means that when you complete the transaction in the UK, one has no choice but to delay leaving the UK and hang around for atleast a month there twiddling thumbs, racking up living expenses and enjoying the english winter weather whilst waiting for the rego approval to come through?

Also, regarding 10% GST and 5% Import Duty, lets (hypothetically) say you purchase a yacht for $30KAus, and you spend $5k on say rigging and sail upgrade getting it ready for the trip, duty and GST wouldn't be charged on that $5k would it? I mean how are they going to know? And you could extend the same argument to say Nav electronics upgrade although this would be more obvious, and I'd prefer to do this in Oz.

Also also, am I correct in assuming that VAT is not payable on purchase of the yacht, or any upgrades spent on getting yacht ready for voyage?

[Note to self; weigh jordan drogue to calc. Oz to UK baggage cost]

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